Asova, Denitsa Supervisor: Prof. Gudrun Klinker Advisor: Eichhorn, Christian (@ga73wuj) Submission Date: [created]
Obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors affect most people at some point in their lives, however, when they form an endless cycle of anxiety which triggers obsessions that are neutralized by compulsions, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is most commonly the underlying reason. Approximately 2.3% of the general population has OCD, but often people with OCD suffer in silence because they feel ashamed of their condition and/or are reluctant to seek professional help. Many patients also remain untreated due to a lack of well-trained therapists. Therefore, different self-help techniques have been developed to reduce OCD symptoms. Among them is the application of serious games. Another alarming fact is that many people have misconceptions about OCD or have never heard of it. Even diagnosed patients sometimes find it difficult to understand OCD and its treatment approaches. Hence, it is imperative to spread awareness and educate both healthy people and patients about the disorder. This thesis focuses on the creation of an Augmented Reality Serious Game about OCD which incorporates self-help techniques and offers an educational section.
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